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Pete Lewis

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

As Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Pete Lewis sets the global strategy and vision for Mercy Corps’ marketing and communications, working with his team to raise profile and engagement with the organisation’s key audiences.

Pete brings more than 20 years of experience in communications and marketing across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, and joined Mercy Corps in 2019 as Vice President for Marketing and Communications.

Prior to joining Mercy Corps, Pete worked in various communications roles at Nike, Inc. and the Nike Foundation, all focused on social and community impact. Previously, Pete spent more than eight years in the UK Government’s Department for International Development, in roles including media relations, leading communications for East and Central Africa, and as speechwriter to the Secretary of State.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Pete lived and worked in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, before relocating to Portland, Oregon.